Introducing Acuitive’s Global TMS System

Acuitive Solutions is a privately held provider of cloud-based global TMS system software, headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Founded in 2002, Acuitive has quietly and methodically grown to become a trusted and sought-after provider of Web-hosted, international transportation management solutions (TMS systems).

Our work-process tools and solutions serve leading companies in the home center, premium fashion, retail, home and office décor and apparel markets. Unlike larger companies that offer TMS systems as an add-on to a much larger service menu, we do only what we do best. The result is superior, truly global transportation management solutions.


Our Philosophy – The Origami Bird

When Acuitive initially sits down with a client, we bring with us the hundreds of possible answers and custom solutions that might empower a client to manage their unique challenges. Like an origami artist forming exquisite complexity out of a single sheet of paper, we formulate a global TMS system solution beautifully designed to exactly match each client’s needs. We listen, deeply, first collaborating with our clients to understand their issues, concerns and goals. Only then do we move forward, forming a thoughtfully crafted solution focused on reducing costs, improving visibility, streamlining processes and adding value to our clients supply chain. In essence, solving another complicated puzzle for our client; vary similar, in fact, to the origami bird that symbolizes our brand.

Meet the Leadership

Phillip “Phil” Marlowe
Phillip “Phil” MarlowePresident and Founder
Phillip “Phil” Marlowe is President and Founder of Acuitive Solutions, LLC based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Prior to co-founding and self-funding Acuitive in 2002, Phil held sales, management, and application development positions with several leading transportation, 3PL, and supply chain software companies including Sea-Land Service, Buyers Consolidators, BridgePoint, FedEx Supply Chain Services, and GTNexus.

In total he has more than 25 years experience in global logistics. As Acuitive’s lead executive officer, Phil is responsible for corporate strategy, operating performance, business and product development, sales, administration and end-to-end customer satisfaction.

A native of Northeast Ohio, Phil holds a B.S. in International Finance and Economics from The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher School of Business. He is a longtime avid participant in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) having served several terms as President of the Charlotte CSCMP Roundtable, and is a former Regional CSCMP Roundtable Advisor, former Global Roundtable Programs Chair, as well as a former member of the CSCMP Strategic Advisory Committee.

When not busy solving customer supply chain challenges you can find Phil hanging out with his family, golfing, or following college sports.

William H. “Bill” Robbins, Jr
William H. “Bill” Robbins, JrVice President, Development and Co-Founder
William H. “Bill” Robbins, Jr. is Vice President, Development and co-founder at Acuitive Solutions.  As Acuitive’s chief technology officer, Bill created the company’s IT infrastructure and proprietary operating systems.  He is responsible for all TMS system software development, process design, analysis and reporting tools, operating network performance, and quality assurance. Bill directs Acuitive’s developers and testers and is responsible for new technology development and end-to-end applications that solve customer problems.

Prior to partnering with Phil Marlowe, (President, Founder and Chief Logistician) to form Acuitive in 2002 Bill headed his own IT consultancy and led development initiatives in international logistics, warehouse management, and order management.

A stock market follower, Bill created his own personal stock trading software “Market Surfer”. In his off hours you can find him biking, honing his Tai Chi and Yoga skills, following boxing, football and baseball, reading sci-fi and supporting the good works of homeless and hunger initiatives. Look out for his sense of humor………it’s along the lines of Monty Python.

A native of Piscataway, NJ, Bill attended the University of Maryland.

Karl Mumbower
Karl MumbowerDirector, IT/Development
Karl Mumbower is Director, IT/Development at Acuitive Solutions. Karl has worked in the computer industry since 1982, combining skills in software and Website design with experience in formulating solutions specifically around logistics challenges. His prior positions include VP of Engineering at Intelis, a telephony software vendor. He also worked in a variety of development and managerial roles at Lithonia Lighting, a commercial lighting company, and GroupGel, a developer of social media tools. Before that, he served for eight years in the healthcare industry as a consultant and software designer.

A native of Marietta,GA, Karl attended the Kennesaw State University.